Striking members of OAPSE Local 390 at Claymont City Schools in Ohio are headed back to work after being on strike for nearly three weeks.
Union members voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract and the Claymont School Board voted to approve the new agreement as well.
As previously reported, the 84 members of OAPSE Local 390 had been working without a contract for nearly two years when they decided to strike in mid-March. This was the local’s first strike in more than 30 years.
Twelve-month employees returned to work Wednesday. All school employees will be back at their jobs on Monday, after spring break.
Members thanked union colleagues for their support throughout the strike.
“Local 390 extends its sincere appreciation to all the OAPSE members who joined them at the picket sites; at the march and rally; and in solidarity with the donations of wood, straw, food and money, all of which really helped during their month away from work and paychecks,” the local wrote on Facebook.